Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)

CEGA is a West Coast hub for research on global development headquartered at UC Berkeley. We work with public, private and nonprofit partners around the world to identify the major problems facing people living in poverty for which evidence is scarce. With close ties to Silicon Valley, we embrace the transformative power of technology while recognizing that it is not a silver bullet. 

CEGA has a network of 140+ academic researchers based at universities along the West Coast of North America, including several University of California campuses, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Our faculty affiliates design and test solutions for the problems of poverty, generating actionable evidence for policy-makers in low- and middle-income countries. Through careful matchmaking, competitive grant-making, and research dissemination activities, CEGA ensures that the scientific evidence we produce improves the lives of people living in poverty.